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(Ad. Dip., Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Making the decision to seek support is not easy. It takes courage and self awareness to recognise that you might benefit from counselling.  If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, confused or alone then by visiting this page you are taking the first steps towards finding help. I am Julia, an experienced counsellor and therapist and would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

MY BACKGROUND

After many years working in media as a Television Producer,  I decided to find a career in a helping profession. In private practice, I have helped people with a wide range of issues, including depression and anxiety.  I have also worked in charity and business settings, and with children with autism and their families.

MY WAY OF WORKING

I believe the most important element to counselling is the building of a good working relationship and I will adapt how I work specifically to your needs and choose methods which I feel will be most helpful to you. I will explore your issues sensitively, compassionately in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and empathic environment.  I understand it's not always easy to talk about how you are feeling to family or friends and this is where counselling can really help. I will listen to you and work alongside you to understand your problems, what caused them and empower you to find solutions and the best way to move forward with your life

Training, qualifications & experience

MY QUALIFICATIONS

I hold an ‘Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling' and am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is one of the UK’s largest and trusted bodies representing the profession.

MY APPROACH

My counselling training was Humanistic Integrative which means that I gained knowledge and experience of using a range of different models and approaches. An integrative approach acknowledges that everybody is unique and has different needs and that no one single approach is sufficient.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

My standard fee for counselling is £50 per hour.  Sessions are payable at the end of each session by cash or prior to sessions via bank transfer.  

When I work

I work from premises in North London (Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Holloway). 

I currently have some availability on weekday evenings.  

Further information

WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

I currently provide individual face to face, online and phone therapy sessions. Face-to-face sessions are available in N7 and NW5.  Please contact me to arrange an initial session.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE INITIAL SESSION?

The initial session will be an assessment where we can talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. There is no obligation to continue after the first session, and it will provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions about therapy or my way of working and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?

Each individual session will last for a total of 50 minutes, usually at the same time and day each week.

HOW MUCH COUNSELLING WILL I NEED?

Counselling can be offered on a short or long term basis. The number of sessions depends on what your individual needs are and what you are hoping to gain from therapy. This is something we will discuss and work out together and will be continually assessed throughout the process.

IS COUNSELLING ALL ABOUT THE PAST?

No. What we talk about depends on what you want to bring to the session.

HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT COUNSELLOR FOR ME?

The best therapist is one that you have trust and confidence in. I would recommend calling or emailing me or, better still, setting up an initial session. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you have and see if the chemistry feels right.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online and phone counselling available.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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